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RILM Classification System:

Reference and Research Materials
1 Bibliography and librarianship
2 Libraries, museums, collections
3 Encyclopedias and dictionaries
4 Catalogues (library, museum, or exhibition)
5 Catalogues, thematic
6 Bibliographies, general
7 Bibliographies, music
8 Bibliographies, music literature
9 Discographies and filmographies
10 Iconographies
11 Chronologies and almanacs
12 Directories and membership lists

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13 Imaginative literature (includes film)

Collected Writings
14 Periodicals and yearbooks
15 Festschriften
15 Festschriften (general items)
15.1 Individuals
15.2 Choral societies
15.3 Instrumental ensembles
15.4 Music associations, composers' societies, Musikvereine
15.5 Academic institutions, libraries
15.6 Festivals, exhibitions, congresses
15.7 Theaters and opera ensembles
15.8 Publishers and printers, music stores, record labels, journals, newspapers
15.9 Instrument manufacturers
15.10 Non-music secular and religious institutions; countries, cities, monasteries
16 Congress reports, symposium proceedings
17 Essays and documents

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19 Universal Perspectives
General (historical/ethnographical)
Western Art Music
20 The discipline
21 History, general
22 Antiquity
23 Middle Ages
24 Renaissance
25 Baroque
26 Classic
27 Romantic and post-Romantic
28 Twentieth and 21st century (history)
29 Twentieth and 21st century (musical life)

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Traditional Music and Non-Western Art Music
30 Ethnomusicology, the discipline
31 General
32 Africa
33 Asia. General
33.1 Asia. Traditional music
33.2 Asia. History of music
34 Europe
35 North America (North of Mexico)
36 South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean
37 Oceania, Australia, New Zealand

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38 Jazz and Blues
39 Popular Music
39.0 General
39.2 Africa (general)
39.21 North Africa
39.22 Sub-Saharan Africa
39.3 Asia
39.31 East Asia (includes Mongolia and Sibir')
39.32 South Asia
39.33 Southeast Asia
39.4 Europe
39.5 North America (north of Mexico)
39.6 Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
39.7 Australia, New Zealand, Oceania

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Sound Sources
40 General (including conducting, organology)
40.0 Sound sources (general)
40.1 Organology as discipline
40.2 Conducting
40.3 Orchestra
41 Voice (including choral ensembles)
41.0 General
41.2 Africa (general)
41.21 North Africa
41.22 Sub-Saharan Africa
41.3 Asia
41.31 East Asia (includes Mongolia and Sibir')
41.32 South Asia
41.33 Southeast Asia
41.4 Europe
41.5 North America (north of Mexico)
41.6 Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
41.7 Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
42 Keyboard, organ
43 Keyboard, general
44 String (chordophones)
44.0 General
44.2 Africa (general)
44.21 North Africa
44.22 Sub-Saharan Africa
44.3 Asia
44.31 East Asia (includes Mongolia and Sibir')
44.32 South Asia
44.33 Southeast Asia
44.4 Europe
44.5 North America (north of Mexico)
44.6 Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
44.7 Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
45 Wind (aerophones)
45.0 General
45.2 Africa (general)
45.21 North Africa
45.22 Sub-Saharan Africa
45.3 Asia
45.31 East Asia (includes Mongolia and Sibir')
45.32 South Asia
45.33 Southeast Asia
45.4 Europe
45.5 North America (north of Mexico)
45.6 Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
45.7 Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
46 Percussion (membranophones, idiophones)
46.0 General
46.2 Africa (general)
46.21 North Africa
46.22 Sub-Saharan Africa
46.3 Asia
46.31 East Asia (includes Mongolia and Sibir')
46.32 South Asia
46.33 Southeast Asia
46.4 Europe
46.5 North America (north of Mexico)
46.6 Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
46.7 Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
47 Mechanical
48 Electrophones (synthesized sound)

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Performance Practice, Notation, and Editing
50 Performance practice, general
51 Performance practice, to ca. 1600
52 Performance practice, ca. 1600-1825
53 Performance practice, ca. 1800-1900
54 Performance practice, 20th & 21st centuries
55 Notation and paleography
56 Improvisation
58 Editing

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Theory, Analysis, and Composition
60 Theory, general
61 Rhythm, meter, tempo
62 Tuning, temperament, scale structures
63 Harmony, counterpoint, voice-leading (tonal and nontonal)
64 Form and genre
65 Sound color, texture, register
66 Style analysis
67 Structural analysis
68 Computer and electronic composition
69 Melody and motive

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Pedagogy
70 General
71 Preschool, primary, and secondary schools
72 Colleges and universities
73 Conservatories and other professional training
74 Music education for amateurs

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Music and the Other Arts
75 General
76 Dance
76.0 General
76.1 Dance studies as discipline
76.21 Ballet
76.29 All post-ballet developments (parallel to classes 28 & 29)
76.30 Social dance, general
76.32 Social dance, Africa
76.33 Social dance, Asia
76.34 Social dance, Europe
76.35 Social dance, North America (north of Mexico)
76.36 Social dance, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
76.37 Social dance, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
76.38 Jazz and musical theater
76.39 Popular stage dance & music video
76.40 Traditional theatrical dance, general
76.42 Traditional theatrical dance, Africa
76.43 Traditional theatrical dance, Asia
76.44 Traditional theatrical dance, Europe
76.45 Traditional theatrical dance, North America (north of Mexico)
76.46 Traditional theatrical dance, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
76.47 Traditional theatrical dance, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
77 Dramatic arts
77.0 General
77.1 Theater studies as discipline
77.11 Opera
77.12 Popular musical theater
77.13 Libretto
77.14 Film and television
77.15 Music video
77.16 Multimedia theater
77.17 Incidental music
77.18 Set designing, staging, directing
77.30 Traditional dramatic arts, general
77.32 Traditional dramatic arts, Africa
77.33 Traditional dramatic arts, Asia
77.34 Traditional dramatic arts, Europe
77.35 Traditional dramatic arts, North America (north of Mexico)
77.36 Traditional dramatic arts, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South American
77.37 Traditional dramatic arts, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
78 Literature
78.0 General
78.1 Literature studies as discipline
78.2 Song texts
78.31 Traditional literature & epics, general
78.32 Traditional literature & epics, Africa
78.33 Traditional literature & epics, Asia
78.34 Traditional literature & epics, Europe
78.35 Traditional literature & epics, North America (north of Mexico)
78.36 Traditional literature & epics, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
78.37 Traditional literature & epics, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
79 Visual arts (including iconography)

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Music and related disciplines
80 General
81 Philosophy, aesthetics, criticism
82 Psychology and hearing
83 Physiology, therapy, medicine
84 Archaeology
85 Engineering and sound recording; computers
86 Physics, mathematics, acoustics, architecture
87 Sociology
88 Linguistics and semiotics
89 Printing, publishing, music business
89.0 General
89.1 Printing
89.2 Music industry
89.3 Law

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Music in Liturgy and Ritual
90 Religion, general
90.0 General
90.1 Liturgical studies as discipline
90.2 Christianity, general
91 Jewish
92 Byzantine and Eastern Orthodox
93 Roman Catholic
94 Protestant
94.0 General
94.1 Lutheran group
94.2 Calvinist group
94.3 Anabaptist group
94.4 Anglican/Episcopal group
94.5 Baptist group
94.6 Methodist group
94.7 Pentecostal group
94.8 Adventist group
95 Buddhist
96 Hindu
97 Islamic
99 Other
99.1 General
99.2 Africa
99.3 Asia (includes Central Asia)
99.31 East Asia (includes Mongolia and Sibir')
99.32 South Asia
99.33 Southeast Asia
99.5 North America (north of Mexico)
99.6 Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
99.7 Australia, New Zealand, Oceania

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